Angel S2 - Widescreen in R2 PAL ONLY!

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  1. Duncan_N

    Duncan_N Stunt Coordinator

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    According to the press release for the set due in a 4 weeks time the R2 release of Angel will be the only region to get it in Widescreen due the volume of sales of the S1 set (or more likely the fuss kicked up by the british fans that S1 was full screen).

    Looks like you guys had better continue emailing Fox to the same effect if you ever hope of seeing a R1 widescreen version. R4 are getting pan/scan only!
     
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    Isn't 4:3 the OAR? The widescreen broadcasts are like open matte except the mattes are on the sides, IIRC. Season Three would be a different story. I don't like the widescreen Sopranos Season 1 & 2 DVDs either since the 4:3 compositions are less appealing with the extraneous side information.

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    Angel was framed (I think) in widescreen from the beginning.

    Buffy was filmed in widescreen the same year angel started up, but Joss Whedon has stated that he prefers Buffy in fullscreen, Angel on the other hand, he sees as a cinematic experience, and is fitting of the widescreen format.

    it was on an interview not too long ago.

    Hopefully Angel in region 1 will be widescreen.
     
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    Either 4:3 or 16:9 are valid ARs for all of Buffy and Angel season 1 or 2

    16:9 is the only valid AR for Angel season 3 and up
     
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    My point is that they protect for widescreen, but compose for 4:3. I would rather see the ratio that they are composing for. Wanting the extra side information just because it fills your 16:9 set is like J6P wanting 4:3 open matte theatrical features so they can fill his set.
    There may very well be shows where they matte the 4:3 frame to acheive a 16:9 ratio like theatrical features, but every clip I have seen of Buffy s4-6 and Angel s1-2 has suggested that they have removed "side mattes" from a 16:9 frame. In other words, all of the extra information is on the sides and the height is the same compared to the 4:3. When blocking shots and planning compositions, you cannot serve two masters. In these cases, everything is optimized for 4:3.
    Angel Season 3 is composed only for 16:9 and should be presented that way, no question.
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